A meditation on sharing in the digital world……

Sharing? Sharing was the stronghold of the “virtuous”, and not so long ago at that. The generous shared, the misers didn’t. Today sharing has moved from the virtuous to the famous. The more you share, the more is your popularity (or reputation) index. Fame rather than morality is sharing’s aim. What you share today often… read more

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Satsang – the art of keeping the right company

No we aren’t talking about sitting. Nor about singing for that matter. The word simply means the company of the highest truth (or good company). While all spiritual masters have recommended keeping the right company (do check out shankaracharya’s bhajagobindam where he teaches us that satsang (good company) is the starting point for liberation itself),… read more

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Cherish the friend with the alarm clock

I remember hearing this story: A zen master had a neighbour who always critiqued everything the master did. While this got on the disciples’ nerves, the master himself smiled on hearing the criticism, contemplated it awhile and went on his way. One day, the neighbour died and much to their surprise, the master began crying.… read more

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Part 2 – A story of 5 breakfasts and a stroll in the park

And the second day dawned bright and sunny (or so it seemed from the hotel room window). I was ready in a jiffy and skipped down to the hotel restaurant eager to partake of their ”full English breakfast buffet” -advertised very prominently in their brochures. As I waited to be seated, I looked around –… read more

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Priceless? And wishes for a great new year…

Information is passe, transforming the information into wisdom is the need of the hour. Unlearning plays an important part in this transformation – and a few strategies are presented to help us in the new year…

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Prudence?

I heard it said somewhere recently that “we should take loans or debt only to finance those things whose value would appreciate”. This to me is a very profound thought, and while I search for the source, it’s worth meditating in our usual irreverent way on this statement. Value on deeper reflection could be on… read more

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